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SECCADS - South East Creative, Cultural and Digital Support


South East Creative, Cultural and Digital Support Programme is a project running across the South East LEP region. This project will be a two year business support programme designed to support Creative and Digital Businesses. There will be three categories of support on offer:

  • Cluster- it: support to encourage cluster development across the SELEP area and into key markets such as London
  • Design-it: support for business start-ups in the sector
  • Grow-it: support for business growth

There will be:

  • One local Coordinator located in each of the three areas: Essex, Kent and East Sussex.
  • Local cultural hubs which will be the principle venues for the SECCADS programme
  • Events, networking opportunities, training, grants and a digital platform.

Who runs SECCADS?

SECCADs is a partnership of seven organisations across the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) region: Thurrock Council (lead partner), Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council, Colchester Borough Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Medway Council (Note Thurrock, Essex, Southend and Colchester are collectively referred to as BEST – Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock) and University of Essex. The lead partner is Thurrock Council who will oversee the delivery of SECCADS and will ensure that the programme is delivered to achieve the agreed ERDF outputs. They will also develop a central digital platform.

For more infomation visit the South East Creative, Cultural, Digital Program website.